Prabhu Deva’s wife Ramalath alias Latha , the mother of two children filed a petition with Chennai’s family court on Monday, requesting a reunion with her husband and stating that she was unwilling to go in for a divorce. The court has posted the case to November 23rd. Prabhu Deva is reportedly holding discussions with his lawyers and father Sundaram to give a counter to Ramlath’s petition.
Meanwhile, there are reports that Ramalath had threatened to go on an indefinite hunger strike if her husband married Nayantara.
A day after filing the petition, several women’s organizations conducted a protest against at Thirumangalam, Chennai on Tuesday, to express their displeasure over Nayanthara luring Prabhu Deva away from his wife Ramlath. The women’s groups , during their agitation Tuesday morning, also burnt an effigy of Nayantara and raised slogans against her for “bringing disrepute to Tamil culture”.
Jansi Rani Magaleer Paadhugappu Sangam’s head Kalpana told the reporters that the agitations would continue till the issue is resolved. “Ramalath hails from a middle class family and we are behind her. She and her sons will become orphaned if Prabhu Deva deserts her for Nayantara. We will show black flags to Nayantara wherever she goes”, she added.
Prabhu Deva and Nayantara were reportedly planning to get married shortly. Latha has accused Nayanthara of preventing Prabhu Deva from giving anything to her and her children (Rishi Raghavendra Deva and Aadit Deva) for their survival. Prabhu Deva’s parents, who supposedly never liked Latha, had encouraged the “illegal relationship” and joined hands with Nayantara to harass and torture her, she alleged.
Stating that she has been subjected to serious mental agony and torture by such reports Latha alleged that Prabhu Deva is deserting his family and neglecting her and their two children. “Even for monthly expenses Prabhu Deva is not giving any money,” Latha said, accusing Nayanthara of preventing him from doing so.
Latha married Prabhu Deva in the year 1995. It was a “love-cum-arranged” marriage, she claimed. The couple has three children. Their first son, Basava Raju alias Vishal, passed away from cancer in 2008.
Latha said that whenever Prabhu Deva visited his house Nayanthara would call him up and pull him away. Even when his son passed away, Prabhu Deva, at Nayanthara’s insistence, left the place the very next day. Worse still, she revealed that lately Nayanthara would directly call her, demanding her to accept their relationship and to give her consent for their marriage.
It has been a difficult time for this family.